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    Nicole Smith

    Graduate Student

    Franklin, TN

    High School:
    Fred Page


    Outside Hitter


    Syracuse Tops Notre Dame On Senior Day, 3-1

    The Irish celebrated the careers of five seniors Saturday.


    Irish Dispatch Eagles, 3-1, On Black Friday

    Notre Dame hosts Syracuse at 2 p.m. Saturday for Senior Day.


    Irish Wrap Up Season With Boston College And Syracuse

    Notre Dame plays the Eagles at 4 p.m. Friday and the Orange at 2 p.m. Saturday.


    Irish Fall To Cavaliers, 3-0, Friday Afternoon

    Virginia seized momentum after 39-37 win in set one.


    Irish Use Momentum From Third Set To Down Virginia Tech, 3-1

    Notre Dame came back from down 24-20 to claim the crucial third set.


    Notre Dame vs. Loyola-Chicago

    Photos from Notre Dame's 3-1 win over Loyola Friday, Sept. 13 from University photographer Matt Cashore.


    Nicole Smith

    #9 Nicole Smith


    Notre Dame Volleyball vs. St. Johns

    Notre Dame beat St. John's in three sets during an Oct. 30 home win.


    Notre Dame Volleyball vs. DePaul

    Irish take down DePaul, 3-1, as Kellie Sciacca connects for her 1,000 career kill.


    Notre Dame Volleyball vs. Arizona

    Irish drop 3-0 decision to No. 18 Arizona on final day of Shamrock Invitational.

    As a Junior (2012): Played in 10 matches, earning one start against No. 14 Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament ... had 11 kills, six digs and three blocks on year ... saw first action since 2010 at Shamrock Invitational ... recorded a kill, dig and two blocks in 3-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 2) ... had one kill, one assist and three digs in a 3-0 win over UConn (Oct. 6) ... recorded four kills while hitting .500 in a 3-0 win over Georgetown (Oct. 19) ... had season-high five kills while hitting .385 in a 3-0 win over Villanova (Oct. 21) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.

    As a Sophomore (2011): Missed entire campaign with preseason knee injury ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    As a Freshman (2010): One kill and block assist for 1.5 points versus Arizona ... three kills on six errorless swings in win over Belmont ... first starting nod came against Weber State ... came through with two kills, two digs, three blocks and four aces vs. Weber State ... back-to-back-to-back aces in the first set vs. Weber State ... first home start yielded seven kills vs. Weber State ... five kills and two block assists against DePaul ... six kills and two block assists at Western Michigan ... totaled 29 kills, 10 blocks and four aces for 38.0 points in 26 sets played ... earned a monogram.

    The Smith File: Led Fred Page (Tenn.) to four conference and regional titles ... four-time team MVP, all-conference, all-city and all-state performer ... totaled 1,989 kills during prep career, with 570 recorded during senior season ... finished prep career with 244 blocks and 383 aces ... played in the 2010 Tennessee All-Star match ... earned All-America recognition as a sophomore ... 2008 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year ... part of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 Seniors list in 2008 ... named to PrepVolleyball.com's top freshman, sophomore and junior lists ... class AA state runner-up in 2009 while serving as team captain ... . two-time district MVP ... three-time regional MVP ... named to all-tournament team and MVP at 2008 Junior Olympics ... team won the national event in 2006 and 2008 ... all-tournament member at the Junior Olympics in 2006 ... participated in the 2008 USVA A2 training camp in Tucson, Ariz. ... Tennessee Volleyball All-Star match participant ... set school's track and field records in high jump (state champion in 2008), long jump (state champion in 2008), hurdles and pentathlon (state runner-up in 2007) ... On the Ball Magazine Track Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Science Honor Society ... Mu Alpha Theta ... John Maher Scholar-Athlete candidate ... daughter of Sharon and Scott Smith ... mother played basketball and volleyball at Ferris State ... has two brothers, Aaron and Austin ... born in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... hails from same area and played on same club team as former Irish All-American Lauren Brewster ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a history major.

    Smith's Career Statistics

    Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S
    2010 26-12 29 1.12 24 105 .048 2 0.08 4 0.15 1 13 0.50 1 0 10 10 0.38 3 0 38.0 1.46
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 13-10 11 .85 4 33 .212 1 0.08 0 0.00 3 6 0.46 0 0 3 3 0.33 5 0 50.5 1.28
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